Boris Sokolov

Russian Federation

Junior Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) of the Higher School of Economics (since 2012); graduate student at the Faculty of political science of Saint Petersburg State University. Research interests: comparative political studies, public opinion, natural disasters, ethnic conflicts, experimental study of justice, and social choice theory.


Psychological Traits and Foreign Policy Attitudes of the Russian Elite
The focus was on Russian elites’ views on five issues related to international relations: defining the sphere of Russia’s national interest, the role of military power in world politics, attitude to
Who Will Replace the Current Russian Authorities?
Over the course of the next decade, the Russian elite will undergo a gradual change of generations. Today the key government and economic positions are held by people born in the 1950s, the 1960s and
Views of the Russian elite: Will Russia seek superpower status?
As Russia embarked on the path of sustained economic growth in the 2000s, the Russian government adopted an increasingly energetic, if not aggressive, foreign policy course aimed at reestablishing the
Ressentiment and the Evolution of Anti-Americanism in Post-Soviet Russia
The majority of Russians today have a negative attitude to the United States. While they may not see America as an enemy, they think Russia must be very cautious in its dealing with the global
Elite Ideology, Mass Protests, and Russia’s Democratic Prospects
The mass protests in 2011 and 2012 have caused heated debates about the trajectory of Russian politics. Some experts believe that this political awakening portends an early end to Putin’s rule, while